Kitchens are often one of the most used spaces in a home. In fact, one might even refer to a kitchen as the “heart” of the home.
Why? This is where individuals cook, eat, and socialize with friends and family. Kitchens can be tricky for designers because they not only have to be aesthetically pleasing but also need to be functional to provide adequate storage, appliance safety, and room to cook.
This long list of requirements may leave interior designers feeling overwhelmed and lacking inspiration. Flipping through your favorite magazine or scrolling through Pinterest will only go so far when you’re lacking inspiration as an interior designer.
Sometimes, there is simply too much to look at. So, how can designers focus their creative minds and recharge their batteries?
We suggest the following:
- Flipping through your favorite coffee table design book
- Taking a trip to a museum
- Seeking out the work of fellow designers
- Drawing inspiration from your favorite brands, and
- Visiting a local showroom
Read on as we discuss each of these recommendations in detail.
Read Your Favorite Coffee Table Design Book (or Buy a New One!)
Whether you’ve flipped through your favorite coffee table design book a hundred times or used it as a decor item (yet to look at the first page…), it’s time to read—again.
Consider spending time with each design; try to find an element that interests you or that you haven’t noticed before.
Anne Mueller, Principal at Briar Design, states, “For inspiration, I often turn to print publications… There is nothing more beautiful than a wonderfully curated coffee table book filled with stylish shots from talented photographers.”
Looking for some new coffee table books about interior design? We compiled a list of some of the best books for minimalist design, including our favorites like The Japanese Garden by Sophie Walker and John Pawson: Anatomy of Minimum by Alison Morris.
Take a Walk Around a Museum
A museum can serve as a place to recharge and get the creative juices flowing.
Why? Museums are bursting with inspiration. After all, you can’t spell “museum” without “muse!”
Additionally, taking a stroll around a museum allows designers to connect to other artists and other forms of art that may fuel their next project.
Seek out the Work of Fellow Designers
Whether you are a fellow designer or are working on your own home, interior designers can be a great source of inspiration. Some of our favorites include Piet Boon and John Pawson.
Draw Brands that Inspire Luxury Kitchens
Your favorite brands and the details you choose to fill a space with say a lot about you and your preferences. By taking a look at pieces from these brands, you might find one that evokes some inspiration for your next project.
Let’s take a look at some of our favorites.
The Bulthaup Brand provides incredible, uncompromised quality for kitchen and living spaces. Additionally, this brand prioritizes high ethical standards while working with premium materials as well as values craftsmanship and design.
According to their website, Bulthaup “[wonders] whether our concept of ‘the kitchen’ is enough to meet people’s wants and needs, now and in the future. We continually investigate this question as we manufacture our products with a passion for detail and a love of authentic materials, to create kitchen and living space systems that enrich lives now and tomorrow.”
Check out more of The Bulthaup Brand’s projects.
According to their site, “MGS stainless steel fixtures merge Italian luxury and style with the innovative precision of Swiss engineering, creating slim silhouettes and simple shapes that represent the perfect harmony of aesthetics and technology.”
MGS uses high-quality stainless steel materials to create sleek, functional designs. These pieces are durable, efficient, and bring a touch of refinement to any kitchen space.
Read on to view some MGS kitchen faucets.
Designer Doorware “was born out of Joseph Di Benedetto’s vision to provide architects and designers the products they were truly looking for. Since inception, our focus has been on providing high-quality innovative designs in hardware with quality at the core of our offerings.”
This brand offers excellent choices for kitchen cabinet pulls and refrigerator door handles.
Check out their site for examples of Designer Doorware projects.
Studio Piet Boon
Every Piet Boon kitchen is designed with “a passion for natural materials, keen technical insights, and an eye for detail. Each kitchen concept is ‘tailored to taste’, being unique in form and proportion, material, texture, color, finish, and appearance.”
For example, we love the COCOON Piet Boon Deck Mount Swivel Spout (PBSET11).
The PBSET11 is made from premium materials and offers great function and value for a home. This fixture is part of COCOON’s Piet Boon Collection, so make sure to check out other fixtures to accessorize your room!
Moreover, this piece is available in four finishes:
- Gold (shown above)
- Brushed inox, and
Find more Piet Boon kitchen products.
HydroTap by Zipwater
Take it from Zipwater: “Ultra-modern. Boho-chic. Contemporary classic. Whatever your taste, there’s a HydroTap to match, with a stunning selection of tap styles, finishes, and dispensing options to choose from! Browse the range below to find the perfect HydroTap for your home or office.”
These products are made from premium materials and built to last.
Check out more HydroTap by Zipwater products.
Visit Our Showroom for Unmatched Luxury Kitchen Inspiration
Specialty Hardware + Plumbing is proud to be your resource for timeless, minimalist, luxurious design. Our expertise lies in our experience creating the most impeccable designs for the highest quality homes and establishments.
For samples and more, stop by our Los Angeles showroom.